Secrets for a Healthier Lifestyle: Rest and Recovery
Most of us live busy, fast-paced lives and often we don’t take time to rest and recover from our activities. Resting and recovering is important because it allows our bodies to rejuvenate, heal and prepare for future activities.
There are several healthy tips besides resting and recovery that will keep you in good shape such as regular exercise. Regular exercise, when performed during the day, will give you a better night’s sleep and more energy during the day. It is also important to stay away from too much caffeine, fatty foods and eating too close to bedtime.
In addition, relaxing after a long, hard day is very important and will keep you healthy and fit. Lowering stress throughout the day is also advisable and can help you sleep better at night. Meditating, practicing yoga and deep breathing exercises will also help your body to rest and recover. Reading a book and drinking a relaxing beverage such as chamomile tea, can also help.
A lot of boys play games into the night, like Subway Surfers, Gardenscapes, Clash Royale and other very addictive games that also sometimes require in-game purchases. Addictive games, as with serial-binging on dramas, can cause a very bad chasm in your waking and sleeping life. It’s very strenuous for your body, and it will cause backaches, headaches, and fatigue throughout the day. Enforce house rules regarding gaming, especially for your young children!
Other ways that will help your body to rest and recover are making changes in your sleep environment such as turning off the TV, computers, and music and using your bedroom only for sleep, sex and relaxation. In addition, if you find that after you wake up, you’re experiencing aches and pains, you may want to consider a new mattress. An old mattress can harbor allergies and bring on body aches that can interfere during the day. Keep in mind, taking short breaks such as a water break during an exercise routine can be quite beneficial and refreshing.
Some may not know it but rest is vital as part of a fitness routine and a balanced life. Taking rest periods after a workout will give your body time to recover, give you a boost of energy and help your body recover from strain. Studies have also shown that rest has other benefits such as improving a person’s mood, concentration, and a person’s memory.
When it comes to resting and recovery, your quality of sleep is also very important. If you don’t get enough quality sleep, your body will become more vulnerable to disease and your immune system will suffer. Get some good blankets and pillows that aren’t containing too much dust!
Most importantly, a healthy lifestyle enhances your quality of life and gives you a boost of energy that lasts throughout the day. In order to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle, positive changes need to be made such as eating healthy foods such as whole grain breads and cereals, lean meat, nuts, fish and legumes and drinking plenty of water (yes it’s great for your skin too), instead of juices and carbonated beverages.
In addition, by making several changes in your daily life such as losing weight and beginning an exercise routine; you will find yourself on the right track toward obtaining a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Keep in mind, if you need motivation or guidance in this area, talk with your doctor, friends and family. Those who have changed their lives for the better can give you advice on how you, too, can improve your overall health. Gym memberships and support groups also offer ways to develop a healthier routine.
Of course, if you’re overweight, it is advisable to lose weight and begin an exercise routine. Simple exercises such as walking, biking or parking your car further away when shopping or at work, can tone your body and help you lose weight. These small additions to your life can not only improve your health but they can also add positive feelings and actions to your life.
Most importantly, once you have made a change in your lifestyle, celebrate by visiting a friend, buying yourself a new outfit or renting a favorite movie. However you want to celebrate, celebrate because it will keep you motivated on improving your health and well-being.
Another important reason to lose weight is to prevent sleep apnea. There are several risks with sleep apnea such as being more susceptible to high blood pressure, a stroke or a heart attack. Keep in mind, if you only lose a few pounds, you can reap several benefits such as lowering your blood pressure, lowering your risk for a heart attack and lowering your bad cholesterol.
Resting and recovery are important for your good health. So, take time each day to rest and recover; the benefits will exceed your expectations!